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Peanut Butter Energy Balls

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These delicious peanut butter energy balls are a great snacking option. Peanut butter energy balls are also great for busy mornings on the go!

If you need a great snack that is good for a healthy diet and perfectly portable you need to try these energy balls. They’re made with peanut butter which means they taste great and are packed with protein.

You can mix this recipe up and add in your favorite mix-in’s as well. It’s an awesome recipe for your busy lifestyle. These can be prepped in advance so you can just grab them when you need a little boost.

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pin showing the finished peanut butter energy bites

For those of you who have never made a recipe like this, fear not. I’m going to share my best tips and tricks for getting them to stick together well and come out perfectly each time. This is kind of like a homemade granola bar recipe but we’re making them into bite sized treats!

This recipe only uses six simple to find ingredients which means you might already have everything you need to make these tasty energy bites. You can also add in mix-ins of your choice. I’ll talk more about that below as well.

featured image showing the finished peanut butter energy balls

What can I add to these energy bites?

There’s no limit to the possibilities you can come up with, that’s no secret. The thing to remember is that if you add in a lot of mix-in’s you will also need to add in some more binding ingredients or the recipe will be crumbly and fall apart.

That said, you can add all kinds of great stuff. I like to mix it up and try out things like different nuts, dried cranberries, raisins, etc. You can also add in different flavors of chips to replace the chocolate chips!

For those of you who like different kinds of nut butters you can also swap those out for the peanut butter! Use what you have on hand or what you like the most.

Finished peanut butter energy balls

How do I get my energy balls to stick together?

These can get a little dry and crumbly if the amounts are off or if the peanut butter is slightly more runny than the variety I used, etc. It’s easy to adjust the recipe though!

This recipe is versatile and very forgiving. You can add more honey or peanut butter if your recipe is too dry, add it a bit at a time until the balls will form properly for you.

If you have the opposite problem and your chocolate chip energy balls seem too wet you can add more oats and or flax seeds. You can also add in things like dried cranberries or raisins! These additions will make for a great flavor boost but will also help to compensate if the mixture is too moist.

finished peanut butter energy balls

What do I need to make peanut butter energy balls?

For this recipe you will need quick oats, flax seeds, creamy peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips! You will also need any additional ingredients that you are looking to add to the recipe!

It’s great to make these whenever you need a tasty treat. Keep these ingredients on hand so you can make this recipe whenever the mood strikes you.

As usual, find the full amounts, ingredient list, step by step guide, nutritional estimates, and more in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

ingredients needed for the recipe.

Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making recipes like this:

Making tasty treats is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.

Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping recipes like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

You can also benefit from baking pans, a kitchen scale, measuring cups, and these mixing bowls!!

top down view of the finished peanut butter energy balls

How to make these easy chocolate chip bites:

Here’s a step by step guide for making these easy chocolate chip bites. Make sure you plan on making enough to share because everyone will love them. They don’t last long in our house but they’re easy to store if you make a large batch!

Add oats to a large bowl.

oats in large ball

Add the rest of the ingredients on top of the oats.

rest of the ingredients added

Stir ingredients well with a large spoon.

stirring everything together.

Refrigerate mixture for about an hour to make it easier to form your balls.

mixture chilled and ready to be used for balls

Line a baking sheet or tray with parchment paper.

balls laid out on parchment.

Using a cookie scoop or spoon, gather some mixture and form into one inch balls. 

rolled chocolate chip energy balls

Set balls on the parchment lined cookie sheet, and freeze for 2 hours.

Finished balls ready to share or eat.

Place energy bites into a freezer bag and store in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in the freezer for 3+ months.

Completed recipe on blue plate ready to serve.

Looking for more delicious recipes to try?

Here are some other delicious recipes to try. It’s a great way to find even more tasty treats that you can whip up whenever you have a craving for snacks or sweets.

Printable Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe:

Yield: 2 Dozen

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

featured image showing the finished peanut butter energy balls

These delicious peanut butter energy balls are a great snacking option. Peanut butter energy balls are also great for busy mornings on the go!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup quick oats
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add oats to a large bowl.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients on top of the oats.
  3. Stir ingredients well with a large spoon.
  4. Refrigerate mixture for about an hour to make it easier to form your balls.
  5. Line a baking sheet or tray with parchment paper.
  6. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, gather some mixture and form into one inch balls.
  7. Set balls on the parchment lined cookie sheet, and freeze for 2 hours.
  8. Place energy bites into a freezer bag and store in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in the freezer for 3+ months.

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 80Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 38mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 2g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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RT Casalenda

Tuesday 29th of March 2022

I did a “bit of each”… I doubled the recipe and used about 3/4 peanut butter and the rest Nutella(for the chocolate flavor because I omitted the chocolate chips) and substituted the chips with raisins. I sprinkled a bit of cinnamon into the oats and mixed it up before adding the wet ingredients. WOW, easy, quick prep time and delicious. Thank you Michele

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